U.S. proposes shorter injunction in Apple e-books case

A man looks at his Apple iPad in front an Apple logo outside an Apple store in downtown ShanghaiNEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Friday offered to cut in half the length of a proposed injunction to punish Apple Inc for conspiring with five major publishers to raise e-book prices. In a court filing, the U.S. Department of Justice and 33 U.S. states and territories recommended reducing the injunction's length to five years from 10, with a chance to seek a "limited number" of one-year extensions if events warrant. They said this change would limit the chance that the decree could outlive its usefulness and "unnecessarily harm" Apple. …


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